Washington State's Agricultural Experiment Station

Agricultural Research Center

2010 National Institute of Food and Agriculture Workshop

Workshop video stream and presentations are now archived at http://arc.wsu.edu/grant-writing/agenda.html


Planning and Managing Systems Based Trans-disciplinary Projects for USDA/NIFA Programs
September 8, 2010; 8:30 AM to 4 PM PDT
Washington State University
Pullman, Washington

The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program (SARE), the Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI), and the Organic Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) within the National Institute of Food and Agriculture require that applicants use a systems approach to meet challenges faced by producers and consumers. The directors of these programs, in partnership with Washington State University, are offering a one-day, national workshop on the preparation and management of competitively awarded, systems-based grant applications. As a follow on to last year’s workshop at Cornell University in Ithaca NY, the theme of the workshop this year will be the same. However, because of the technology available for archiving last year’s presentations (http://blogs.cce.cornell.edu/usdasystems/), we do not plan to repeat any talks from last year. Rather, we will cover a number of new topics this year and revisit some key themes from last year with new speakers that offer new perspectives and case studies on: stakeholder engagement, systems thinking, sustainability, and tightly coupled research and extension. Furthermore, the program will include presentations on project team building, proposal preparation, proposal writing and rewriting, eXtension Communities of Practice, and multi-institutional projects from a sponsored programs office perspective. A final agenda and will be available in the next several weeks.

The program will be produced in Pullman Washington, and will be available in two formats:

  • Live at the Lewis Alumni Centre (123 Lincoln Drive, Pullman, WA)
  • Webcast archived for post-workshop viewing

The Lewis Alumni Centre is located in Pullman, WA. Campus maps are available here. Pullman City maps are available here.

Click here or use the link on the upper right to register if you are attending in person. Cost is $15. Priority faculty registration will begin Aug. 3, and general registration will begin Aug. 23. Registration is not required for those attending via webstream. See the top of the page for information on live webstream and live chat available during the workshop.

Contact our event coordinator, Sheila Brooks, with any questions or concerns.
PO Box 646240
Pullman, WA 99164-6240

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